Shadow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shadow

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The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
~By David Trimble ~


Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
~By William Cowper ~


Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
~By Amy Grant ~


Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
~By Frank Moore Colby ~


Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?
~By Tavis Smiley ~


The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Michael Ralph brilliantly plays the street prophet, a West Indian who foreshadows the Harlem riot.
~By Debbie Allen ~


In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
~By August Sander ~


Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
~By Joseph Howe ~


Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.
~By Thomas Campion ~


My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
~By Satyajit Ray ~


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
~By George Foreman ~


I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
~By Plutarch ~


Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows.
~By Lorna Luft ~


The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Men are the dreams of a shadow.
~By Pindar ~


I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
~By Grandma Moses ~


They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
~By Joshua Sylvester ~


Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
~By Christopher Morley ~


Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
~By Walt Whitman ~


The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
~By Walter Scott ~


The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
~By George Steiner ~


The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
~By Sam Snead ~


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
~By Helen Keller ~


Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
~By Esther Forbes ~


And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
~By George Washington Cable ~


Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
~By Conrad Hall ~


Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
~By John Ruskin ~


We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
~By E. M. Forster ~


It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
~By Kate Chopin ~


Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
~By Arnold H. Glasow ~


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
~By Toru Takemitsu ~


One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story.
~By David Selby ~


Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.
~By William Rehnquist ~


My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.
~By Tony Iommi ~


My paranoia never ends, but I haven't been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now.
~By Jon Ronson ~


Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
~By Jean Racine ~


How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.
~By Jim DeMint ~


Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
~By Claude McKay ~


The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings.
~By Rita Dove ~


Go, forget me - why should sorrow, O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me - and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee; Sing - though I shall never hear thee.
~By Charles Wolfe ~


I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.
~By Marcel Marceau ~


It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
~By Francis Parkman ~


Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
~By Sydney Smith ~


Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
~By Sophocles ~


Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders. That's 11 million people living in the shadows whom we know next to nothing about.
~By Steve Israel ~


We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
~By Matt Blunt ~


Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
~By Pythagoras ~


Black people are inferior to Caucasians. Blacks constitute a totally distinct group; they overshadow the country with the germ... of evil.
~By David Wilmot ~


I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
~By Bruce Cockburn ~


What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever?
~By Thomas Wentworth ~


The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
~By Guy de Maupassant ~


But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform.
~By Jim McDermott ~


I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow.
~By Laurie Lee ~


One is forever throwing away substance for shadows.
~By Jennie Churchill ~


Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker.
~By William Griffith Wilson ~


Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.
~By Herb Ritts ~


Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
~By George MacDonald ~


You're like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer, but when she went to get it, it wasn't there.
~By Wayne Shorter ~


Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
~By Georg Trakl ~


Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
~By Matthew Fox ~


Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~By DeWitt Clinton ~


Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
~By O. Henry ~


You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


The black shadow cares for itself, not for you.
~By Julius Streicher ~


We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
~By Buddha ~


Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
~By Georges Duhamel ~


David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
~By Michelangelo ~


We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
~By Roger Waters ~


My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
~By Gary Busey ~


Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
~By Dale Turner ~


Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible.
~By Christopher Hitchens ~


Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
~By George Schultz ~


Man is a substance clad in shadows.
~By John Sterling ~

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